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Model FGF326ASD. Gas oven igniter glows but no gas there to light. What controls the gas valve in the oven?

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From what I can see on the web, all point to a weak "glow ignitor," some says that the glow ignitor can glow and sometimes can even be drawing the correct current but still not hot enough to ignite the gas. Tho one thing I don't understand is how can a ignitor range in price that much... I can find one online for $16 to $50... local appliance part stores wants $70 - $80 for it... and its not refundable...

Posted on Jan 06, 2011

  • JerryCraker Jan 12, 2011

    **FIXED**
    Got the ignitior part from Amazon for $25. Swap it out, not too complex of a job. I looked online for a video of how to do it, combine with the manual on Fridigaire.com and the instruction comes with the part, job was done in about an hour, could be less if I didn't take my good ole time on it. =D Cheers!!

    Here's the one I brought on Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DPF...

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To order this part click the link below:--

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Hot-Surface-Glow-Bar-Igniter/1990?modelNumber=911.30469894

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